Netflix is kicking off 2018 with a bang thanks to its list of upcoming original programming. Rapture, a new docu-series set to premiere on March 30th, is the latest new show to be announced from the digital streaming titan.
The series highlights hip-hop culture by focusing on the lives of the genre’s artists and that of their families and friends. The eight-episode season will spotlight the likes of Nas, Rapsody, T.I., 2 Chainz, Just Blaze, Logic, G-Eazy and A Boogie wit da Hoodie by giving viewers a behind-the-scenes look at life on the road and in the studio, along with the everything in-between in their own words.
Brought to us by the good folks at Mass Appeal, Rapture aims to pull back the curtains on the world of hip-hop.“Way back, when hip-hop culture was in its gestational phase, the powerful message therein didn’t go much further than the five boroughs of New York City. Today, rap music is the heartbeat of Mother Earth, and Netflix is the embodiment of the eyes from which she sees,” Mass Appeal’s Sacha Jenkins said in a statement. “We’ve been telling hip-hop stories since ’96, and as natives, we feel it is our duty to do the movement justice.”
To provide viewers with a glimpse of what to expect, Netflix released a teaser on YouTube to give a bit more insight. Peep the video below to hear about what drives artists like Nas, T.I. and Logic before heading over to Netflix for more information.